Grilled Meatballs Recipe For Your Grill

Grilled Meatballs Recipe For Your Grill

Admit it, we have all had meatballs that were hard as a superball or fell apart in the pan.  With some helpful tips below, we will have you making the perfect meatball, maybe even the GOAMB (greatest of all meatballs).

Yield: 32 meatballs (approx)

Prep time: 10 Minute Prep

Total time: 30-35 Minutes Cook Time


Measure   Ingredient                                      

2 lb               Beef, Ground – Ground Chuck, 80/20

¼ Cup          Onion, Red – Peeled and Minced

1.5 Tbsp       Oink, 5280 Culinary                                      

2 Tbsp          Rub A Dub, 5280 Culinary                            

1 Tbsp          Garlic, Fresh – Minced

3 ea              Eggs, Fresh, XL                                            

1 Cup           Bread Crumbs, Panko – unseasoned

1 Cup           Cheese, Cheddar – Shredded, Fine

1 Cup           BBQ Sauce  – see flavor profiles below                                      

                      Happy Ending, Asian Style Meatballs – 5280 Culinary

                      Low Country, Carolina Mustard Style Meatballs – 5280 Culinary

                      High Altitude, Colorado Red BBQ Style Meatballs – 5280 Culinary      

Prep Directions

  • In a large stainless steel mixing bowl, add the beef, onion, seasonings and garlic and mix well.
  • Next add the eggs, cheese and breadcrumbs and mix well to combine
  • Place the 2# mixture into the Shape + Store Meatball maker, press the mixture into the bottom half
  • Cover with the top half and press hard to form and cut the meatballs, before opening, press hard all around the top 1 more time
  • Keep cold in the Refrigerator until needed
  • Remove from the Shape + Store and use as instructed below

Cooking Directions

  • Make Meatballs as instructed above
  • Heat your Weber to 400 degrees
    • If adding smoke tube or smoker box, light it 5 minutes before adding the meatballs
  • Place the meatballs onto 2-3 Kingsford grill pans or weber grill pans and arrange in a single layer
  • Place the pans of meatballs onto the grill or smoker
  • Close the lid
  • Cook for 5 minutes, open grill and turn meatballs
  • Adjust temp if needed to hotter or cooler temp to prevent burning of meatballs
  • Close the lid
  • Cook until the meatballs reach an internal temp of 165 degrees
    • Easy way to check temp is to skewer the meatballs with your instant read thermometer and ensure the tip is covered. This gives a very good reading
  • Remove from the grill/smoker using a glove or tongs
  • Place the meatballs into a kingsford all purpose pan
  • Add choice of BBQ Sauce and mix well to combine seasoning and sauce

Cooking Notes

  • These can be held hot at 155 degrees or hotter, well covered. Max holding time is 2 hours after cooking

Grills / Grill Gear Used

Products Used

  • Rub a Dub – 5280 Culinary Ace Sku # 8562050
    • Available at your local Ace Hardware or online at
  • Oink Rub – 5280 Culinary           Ace Sku # 8562043
    • Available at your local Ace Hardware or online at
  • Low Country BBQ Sauce – 5280 Culinary Ace Sku # 8560252
    • Available at your local Ace Hardware or online at
  • High Altitude BBQ Sauce Ace Sku # 8560088
    • Available at your local Ace Hardware or online at
  • Kingsford All Purpose Pan Ace Sku # 8463135

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